I have been collecting stories for my upcoming new book about finding purpose and meaning: Connecting the Pieces, Living Fulfilled. As I thought about all of the incredible, truly inspiring people I met over the years, I felt gratitude filling up my heart.
The questions I have been pondering and studying are:
What truly inspires regular, ordinary people to live extraordinary lives?
How do people put together their lives in a way that fills them up with a sense of purpose and meaning?
What drives people to thrive during challenging situations?
How do people live heart centered lives without sacrificing their financial well-being?
I am awed by my experiences seeing people close up, raw, and deeply connected to their commitments to find a way to put together their lives so that they do what they love and succeed.
Creativity and a willingness to look at choices with a completely different perspective appear to be two of the keys to this process of living fulfilled.
For example, a person who wants to be an author, starts their own publishing company and not only publishes his or her own book, but helps others to do the same and live their dreams. Or a person who sees a desparate need and starts an event planning company to help non-profits to raise funds. Or a person who sees an educational need for young women and creates a website that provides this vital information and training. Or the person who realizes after a near death experience that there is so much left to do and be.
As you seek to live with meaning and purpose, ask yourself these questions:
What do I love?
What feels natural?
What do I do that I wish I could make money doing?
What makes me feel most alive?
What makes me feel like I am using my gifts?
When am I most fulfilled?
The above questions will help you discover more about your passion and purpose. The questions below will help you realize what is holding you back:
What makes me feel tired as soon as you think of it?
Where do I feel I make most of my mistakes?
What feels exhausting?
What do I wish would go away?
Start releasing, letting go, deleting or delegating items from the second list.
How important is it for me to live a fulfilling life? What do I feel and think it will take to get me there?
If you are not using a journal, many of my clients have found that it is a valuable tool for change and growth. Writing even one sentence a day helps.
I discussed this topic of living fulfilled in a recent webinar, I also share some of my worst mistakes on my path and how I bounced back- you can still hear the replay – no opt in required Click Here
Dr. Sheri Kaye Hoff, PhD.,MA, CGCL Your Inspired Action Success Coach. Sheri Kaye Hoff is a Life, Executive and Small Biz Coach and transformational best selling author of multiple books. She is a leadership expert, keynote speaker, international radio show guest, podcast host, and workshop leader with 20 years of coaching, mentoring, training and development experience. Visit Sheri at www.lifeisjoyful.org